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Editors’ Picks: USDA boss wants stricter COOL

The U.S. government’s relaxed rules for mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), which led Canada to set aside a planned trade challenge, have earned a frosty reception from the incoming U.S. administration. President Barack Obama’s agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, said in a conference call Tuesday with U.S. consumer groups, farm groups and others that he plans to […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: U.S. cattle panel frosty on COOL

The U.S. cattle industry is far from unanimous in its esteem for mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) if a panel assembled Thursday in Phoenix is any indication. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), in a report released Friday, offered up a selection of opinion from a panel discussion at the U.S.-based Livestock Marketing Council’s meeting held […] Read more